Questions tagged [torcheck]

TorCheck is a website hosted by the Tor Project for determining if a visitor is using Tor or not. It is usually a user's first step in identifying if their Tor connection is configured correctly.

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Is there a less privacy-invasive way to automate checking whether Tor is being used on the machine than this?

I currently make a HTTPS request to: https://check.torproject.org/ I then check if the output contains this anywhere: Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor. If it does, I return &...
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Can others programs detect that Tor is opening?

I want to ask that, if a website can detect multiple tabs/browsers are opening, can it also detects Tor?
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How do I script-check whether Tor is used in the most efficient and stable manner possible?

I know about: https://check.torproject.org/ It uses HTML which can change at any moment, and is intended for humans. I'm looking for some URL (or other method) which wastes as little resources as ...
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If check.torproject.org shows congratulations message, that means my setup is working correctly?

Warning: It may looks like stupid question. I use Expert Bundle instead of Tor Browser and config Firefox to use it (I have my reasons). now when I visit https://check.torproject.org/ I see following ...
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False negative for well known relay

https://check.torproject.org/ told me that I wasn't using Tor. So I checked the IP and it was listed on https://metrics.torproject.org/rs https://metrics.torproject.org/exonerator.html https://check....
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Unable to connect to check.torproject.org

Even when I'm not using Tor or any proxy, I can't connect check.torproject.org. The circular icon would turn and turn in the tab for several minutes, then the message below. Am I the only one with ...
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Why isn't https://check.torproject.org an onion address?

The best way to check that Tor is working is, in my opinion, to connect to an onion site. I'm thinking that the reasoning is that if you don't connect you are not told that Tor isn't working, But ...
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Tor Expert Running tor check fails

I have configured Tor to run as a Windows service, it seems to be working as it is producing logs. I have configured it to run on 9990. I have configured Firefox proxy to use it, however when I check ...
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Tor Browser stopped working on my kali? [closed]

Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed 04/14/2017 23:19:39.500 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 10%: Finishing handshake with directory server 04/...
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Is anyone else's tor not working? [duplicate]

I haven't modified tor or anything and i already tried reinstalling tor but no luck. it stays stick at loading network status.
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can Tor/Tails have dropouts

it may be that Tor has an interruption while I, a mail ship and then sent my correct IP address and I would be traceable? Hi, is it possible when i send a mail that Tor has a drop out which i don ...
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Whonix cannot sync time

I am trying to sync the time on both whonix gateway and workstation but am getting the following connectivity errors upon running whonixcheck with the verbose flag set. On the gateway I get: $ ...
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Can a Tor Hidden Service be run safely with remote assets?

Is it possible to run a Tor Hidden Service with remote assets, i.e. files, databases, etc? Would such a setup decrease the security and anonymity of the service? Would the remote assets also need to ...
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Why can't I open most of the onion sites?

I am rather new to Tor and not sure if it is something I missed, or that I have done wrong. Almost every single onion site (90% of them) I try to access shows the error message "Unable to connect". I ...
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How does torcheck know I'm using TBB?

When I go to https://check.torproject.org via TBB, I get a positive (green) result: But when I go there using another browser (non TBB) I get a positive (orange) result that says I am using Tor, but ...
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Can't connect to onion sites

Installed the Tor browser bundle on my Ubuntu 14.10 box a while back and am now trying to learn about onion sites. My Tor browser passes the check.torproject.org test, but can not connect to ...
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What causes “The connection was reset” error message?

I need to log in to this website: www.mercadolivre.com.br in my country (enter is entrar, in top of this page have link ENTRAR), but it doesn't load the page in Tor. I received this message: "The ...
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Why there are so much Tor IPs blacklisted?

Yeah, the onion routing is in my opinion a fantastic concept. However I don't understand why Tor is offerng a blacklist of the exit Nodes/ IP. Everywehrer in the web Tor IPs ar blocked and you have to ...
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Proxy over Tor?

I'm running TBB on windows 8. I have clicked on onion symbol on top left, clicked on "preference", Ticked "Use custom proxy settings" and put my socks5 client info. like this: SOCKS5 127.0.0.1:9956 ...
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Whonix/Tor Connecting Error [closed]

The day before I got a serious problem communicating with Tor. Tor Bootstrap Result: Whonix-check gave up waiting after 60 seconds. Bootstrapping 85% done. Tor reports: WARN BOOTSRAP PROGRESS=85 TAG=...
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Error Launching Tor while connecting with directory server in Kali Linux [duplicate]

I keep trying to start Tor, but I cannot fully connect to the network. I get to this error, just because it timed out: cameron@kali:~/Desktop/tor-browser_en-US$ ./start-tor-browser Launching Tor ...
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Running Tor first time

I am using Kali Linux. I came across Tor and installed it via terminal and then stated it typing "service tor start" in terminal. Is Tor now configured to all my browsers?
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How to plot different results in Shadow with Scallion

I'm using Shadow to run a network simulation of Tor, with the scallion plug-in. When parsing and plotting the results, I only managed to retrieve the 'results-timing' graph. How do I parse and ...
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c# make web request using Tor

I'm trying to create web request using tor.it's giving error "Unable to connect to the remote server" inner exception "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 127.0....
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Why sometimes Atlas shows different IP address than https://check.torproject.org?

Once in a while Atlas shows different IP address than https://check.torproject.org . An example is illustrated below: check.torproject.org shows: Congratulations. This browser is configured to use ...
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How can I get a relay's fingerprint?

I recently checked https://check.torproject.org/ and noticed Atlas to get information for the exit node. I want to craft and directly open the url for the relay without going through the Tor Project ...
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When I use Tor, occasionally I get two different IP address simultaneously

When I use Tor circuit during last few months I use ip-check.info site to verify my IP address in addition to check.torproject.org site. What I have noticed is that occasionally I get two IP addresses ...
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Why are there only 1000 exit relays?

I see from the Tor network-metrics page that there are only ~1000 exit relays. Even if the Tor browser is secure, having so few exit relays limits the anonymity provided, right? How could the Tor ...
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How does check.torproject.org know if TBB is up to date?

If all TBB versions have the same user-agent/fingerprinting, then how does torcheck check if TBB is up to date? How the "know if I'm up to date" system works?
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Why does check.torproject.org sometimes tell me I'm not using Tor, when I am?

There are a variety of (usually rare) situations where https://check.torproject.org/ will give you a false negative -- that is, it says "you're not using Tor" when you are. The FAQ does not explain ...